10:00 a.m. - College of Engineering

1:00 p.m. - All other Colleges

May 7, 2022
We will have two ceremonies and they will take place as follows

10:00 AM
College of Engineering 

1:00 PM
College of Architecture & Design
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business and Information Technology
Specs Howard

The ceremonies will take place on campus in the Don Ridler Field House. 

May 2022 Commencement Program

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University leaders will share reflections and special messages, honorary degree and Alumni Achievement Award recipients will inspire you with their words of wisdom and hope, and – most importantly – you will be individually recognized for your amazing accomplishment!


Graduation Fair

The Grad Fair is where you will collect your Commencement Tickets and purchase your cap and gown. Information regarding ordering your cap and gown will be sent to your LTU email. Each student is allotted 6 guest tickets in addition to their own student ticket. Please bring a photo ID with you when you come in to get tickets. 

Date: April 4, 5 and 6th from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Blue Devil Bookstore (inside the Buell Building)

Congratulations Class of 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

The Commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2022. College of Engineering will begin at 10:00 AM.  The College of Architecture, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Information Technology and Specs Howard will begin at 1:00 PM. Both ceremonies will take place on campus in the Don Ridler Field House (Building #15).

The only person allowed to cross the stage is the graduate.

Tickets will be distributed to participating graduates at the Grad Fair on April 4th, 5th and 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in front of the LTU Bookstore. The LTU Bookstore is located inside the Buell Management Building (it is building #5). Each student is allotted 6 guest tickets in addition to their own student ticket. All children, including infants, are required to have a ticket. They are a part of the Fire Marshal count too! Please bring a photo ID with you when you come in to get tickets. 

 In order to be eligible for the ticket allotment, students must have applied to graduate and RSVPed as attending before the deadline. 

Each student is allotted 6 guest tickets in addition to their own student ticket. Please bring a photo ID with you when you come in to get tickets. Tickets will be distributed at the Grad Fair on April 4th, 5th and 6th  from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in front of the LTU Bookstore. The LTU Bookstore is located inside the Buell Management Building (it is building #5). 

Students who do not have a ticket will not be allowed to participate in the Commencement ceremony. Guests without tickets will not be admitted. Lost tickets will not be replaced. In order to be eligible for the ticket allotment, students must have applied to graduate and RSVPed as attending before the deadline.

All children, including infants, are required to have a ticket. They are a part of the Fire Marshal count too!

If you are unable to attend the Grad Fair, you can authorize a friend or family member to collect your tickets and cap/gown by emailing graduation@ltu.edu no later than March 28, 2022.

If you are not able to attend or to have a friend/family member collect your tickets, then you will need to complete a Commencement Ticket Request form and email it to graduation@ltu.edu no later than April 6, 2022. Please be aware that the university is not responsible for tickets which are delayed due to mail issues. Lost tickets will not be replaced. Information regarding purchasing your cap and gown will be sent to your LTU email. 

Students who do not have a ticket will not be allowed to participate in the Commencement ceremony. Guests without tickets will not be admitted. In order to be eligible for the ticket allotment, students must have applied to graduate and RSVPed as attending before the deadline. Each student is allotted 6 guest tickets in addition to their own student ticket. Please bring a photo ID with you when you come in to get tickets. 

Yes! A cap and gown are REQUIRED to participate in Commencement. Information regarding purchasing cap and gowns will be sent to your LTU email.

If you are unable to attend the Grad Fair, you can authorize a friend or family member to collect your tickets by emailing graduation@ltu.edu no later than March 28, 2022.

Graduation Price List - Bachelor Package - $67, Master Package - $112, PHD Package - $164, Honor Cords - $15, Hat only - $10, College Tassel - $7, Souvenir - $11, Master Hood only - $37, PHD Hood only - $51. Prices listed are estimates and do not include the sales tax. Further information will be sent to your LTU email.

Yes!  The Commencement ceremony will be live streamed. You can watch the Commencement on this website (https://www.ltu.edu/commencement/) on May 7, 2022 College of Engineering starting at 10 a.m., College of Architecture, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Information Technology and Specs Howard starting at 1:00 PM. There is no separate link to view the ceremony as it will stream on this website. After the ceremony ends, it will also be available for on demand viewing.

Only eligible graduates may purchase honor cords at the Grad Fair. For the information on eligibility, visit www.ltu.edu/registrars_office/graduation-requirements.asp.

Contrary to popular belief, diplomas are not awarded during the graduation ceremony. Diplomas are only awarded once a student has completed their degree. A degree audit is completed by the department of the degree being sought. If the student has completed all requirements to receive the degree, they will list the student as "graduated." An additional audit is then completed by the graduation team and the degree is posted to their transcript.

Diplomas are distributed approximately one month after the traditional semester ends. 

The one-time graduation fee assessed to students covers the cost of the diploma and postage, degree processing, degree audit and verification from each department and the Registrar’s Office. All graduates must pay the fee, regardless of attendance at the ceremony.

Yes! You will need to RSVP via an online form to ensure a seat is reserved for you. A link to the form will sent via email to your LTU email account in early March. The deadline to RSVP to attend the ceremony is Friday, April 1, 2022.

Please Note: All faculty must wear full academic regalia to participate in the ceremony. Information regarding regalia rental will be sent to your LTU email.

Faculty members do not need a ticket. You simply need to show your photo ID when you check in at the front door of the Don Ridler Field House (Building #15). Once inside, follow signs for “Faculty Robing”.

Notes from the Community

Mohamed E. Mohamed,
Congratulations, My sweet husband <3 Me and Hannah are so proud of you!

Reem Daef

James McLean,
Congratulations Class of 2022! Wishing you all the best in your new adventures! Way to go!

Kristina McLean

Nora M,
Congratulations to our rising architect!! You worked so hard and made us all so proud! We love you so much and cannot believe the accomplishments you have made in such a short period of time! Congratulations for all your hard work. We love you so much!

Moni M

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